Barracuda 4×4 Armored Wheeled Vehicle
The 12.5-ton Barracuda is based on a Mercedes-Benz Unimog chassis. The Barracuda, built by Doosan DST, is a tactical armored vehicle whose steel plate armor provides ballistic protection against 7.62mm caliber projectiles. It can transport a 12-man crew at a top speed of 100 kilometer per hour and climb steep slopes. The vehicle is equipped with a roof-mounted small-caliber weapon station, CCTV and a dozer system.
The Barracuda 4×4 armored wheeled vehicle provides enough room for 12 people including the driver and conductor. The inside space is ergonomically designed to offer an excellent ride. The bullet-proof window provides safe and wide visibility to allow seamless driving under any conditions. Besides the door at the side and rear, there is a separate entrance door for the driver and conductor to allow for quick boarding.
Using a highly mobile UNIMOG chassis by Mercedes-Benz, the Barracuda armored vehicle is the best 4×4 wheeled vehicle and offers excellent open field maneuverability as well as a high engine output, excellent drivability, four wheel drive and a differential lock.
South Korea used the Doosan DST Barracuda in Iraq while it had troops deployed there from 2003-08, and Iraq and Indonesia also adopted it. The Zaytun Division returned home in December 2009 after five years of humanitarian and rehabilitation operations in the war-torn Middle Eastern nation. Armored vehicles, trucks and other equipment used by the contingent were been stored at a military post in the southern port city of Busan. Key equipment include Barracuda 4x4 armored wheeled vehicles and K1A/K2 assault rifles, he said. Also included are K200 amphibious armored personnel carriers.
- Vehicle is covered with an armored plate so that it is protected from 7.62mmAP ammunition
- Excellent maneuverability with a max. speed of 100km/h and long range driving distance of 1,160km
- Variable options such as CCTV, GPS, Dozer blade and amplifier
- Use of run-flat tire to allow for running 70kmat 30km/h even when the air pressure is lost after being punctured
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